Genocide in Bosnia

Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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Jewish leader warns, "Bosnian Muslims suffering like Jews under Nazi"

Article courtesy of San Francisco Jewish Community Publications Inc., dba Jewish Bulletin of Northern California. Published on Friday, July 28, 1995.

Photo: Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) in Serb-run concentration camps in 1992 Bosnian Genocide. Credits: RON HAVIV, Blood and Honey

Photo: Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) in Serb-run concentration camps in 1992 Bosnian Genocide. Credits: RON HAVIV, Blood and Honey

Bosnian Muslims suffering like Jews under Nazis, official says

by Jewish Telegraphic Agency
28 July 1995.

“The expulsion terror practices in Bosnia today is quite comparable to what happened from the beginning of the Third Reich to the outbreak of the war,” Ignatz Bubis, chairman of the central council of Jews in Germany, told German radio last week.

Bubis said he could not understand why the United Nations and NATO have not learned the lessons that came from appeasing the Nazis before the outbreak of World War II.

In the interview, Bubis said he supported Western military intervention on behalf of the Bosnian Muslims, who, after a three-year-old war, are under increasing attack by the rebel Bosnian Serb forces. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 11:46 pm

JERUSALEM POST: A look into Bosnian Genocide's notorious concentration camp

Family members of victims of the Omarska concentration camp near the Western Bosnian town of Prijedor hold photos of excavated bodies of their relatives, , during a visit to the site of what once used to be the camp, 06 August, 2006. Photos of the camp and it's prisoners, made in 1992 By the Guardian's Ed Vulliamy, horrified the world's public and drew attention to the fact that ethnic cleansing was being commited at the time in Bosnia, by nationalist forces of Bosnian Serbs.

Family members of victims of the Omarska concentration camp near the Western Bosnian town of Prijedor hold photos of excavated bodies of their relatives, , during a visit to the site of what once used to be the camp, 06 August, 2006. Photos of the camp and it's prisoners, made in 1992 By the Guardian's Ed Vulliamy, horrified the world's public and drew attention to the fact that ethnic cleansing was being commited at the time in Bosnia, by nationalist forces of Bosnian Serbs.

 

First, Muslims and Croats had to wear white bands on their arms

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost Correspondent in Geneva
Originally published: Apr 26, 2009.
Republished with Permission.

JERUSALEM POST – As an inmate in the Omarska concentration camp in Bosnia, in 1992, Nusreta Sivac began her days by counting the corpses of those who had been killed overnight.

“We would see them on the grass in front of the ‘white house,’ which was a little building where the worst torture was committed,” she told the audience who had gathered on Friday to hear her and other victims of racism, including some from Rwanda. They spoke on the sidelines of the United Nations anti-racism conference that met in Geneva last week.

They sat on a small stage, set off from one of the main corridors in the UN’s European headquarters, at an event titled “Voices: Everyone affected by racism has a story that should be heard.” Read the rest of this entry »

Stopping Bosnian Genocide was worth American blood

“‘When they came for the Jews I said nothing for I was not a Jew. When they came for the Catholics I did nothing for I was not a Catholic. When they came for me I could do nothing, and there was no one left to speak for me.’ Those who say Bosnia is not worth American blood bear a close resemblances to those who have made similar claims in the past.”

By Justin Green
| Justin Green wrote about and taught politics for 25 years before retiring to Prescott |

Daily Courier
18 December 1995.

The pundits and pols of Prescott and the nation have pontificated and reached agreement. Bosnia is not worth a drop of American blood. Fortunately Bob Dole has shown better judgment and even the House may sanction sending 20,000 Americans to Bosnia. These troops will be part of a NATO force of 60,000 assigned to preserve the Bosnian peace accords agreed to by the Bosnian Muslims [Bosniaks], Bosnian Serbs and the Croats.

I confess early on I vacillated on this issue. At one time I was opposed to sending our ground forces to the area. I did, however, urge the use of our air power and an end to the arms embargo imposed on Bosnia’s Muslims.

I have changed my mind. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Bosnian Muslims are Jews, "We Jews can recognize other Jews" in Bosnian Genocide

Bosnian Muslims Deserve Right to Fight

Sun Journal
25 May 1993.

By: Joanne Jacobs

(Joanne Jacobs is a member of the San Jose Mercury News editorial board)

I have a theory about the Bosnian Muslims: The Muslims are Jews. We Jews can recognize other Jews. It’s the looks, speech, gestures, jokes, attitudes. The context.

The Bosnian Muslims may be the lost tribe, but they’re members of the tribe nonetheless. The tribe of the exiles. The tribe of the inconvenient. They are pitied extravagantly when dead; alive, everyone wants them to go away. Defenseless, they are proclaimed moral victors. Armed, they’d lose all their losers’ charm.

It’s quite true, as everyone agrees, that the United States has no strategic interests in Bosnia. Only as human beings do we have strategic interests in Bosnia.

Never again, if the Bosnian Muslims are destroyed, will we be able to intone “never again.” Again and again, the world will see religious and ethnic minorities rounded up, burned out, raped, murdered and exiled. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Israel Offers Help to Bosnian Muslims

Bush demands inspections; Israel offers aid

8 August 1992.

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush vowed Friday that he would not rest until Serbian-run prison camps were opened to outside inspection, but he stopped short of threatening to bomb Serbian positions and targets to gain access.

On the question of military action to keep relief supplies flowing, which the United States is pressing the United Nations to authorize, Bush insisted that any U.S. involvement must be part of a U.N. effort. But the British and the French are both resisting a United Nations authorization vote. Read the rest of this entry »

Bosnian Jews: "We Jews are part of the Bosnian people"

Sarajevo is hit by overnight shelling

By: George Jahn
The Prescott Courier
16 September 1992.

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Scattered fighting was reported overnight in Bosnia, but people ventured out today despite at last four eruption of shelling in the besieged capital.

A group of about 100 ill people, half of them from Sarajevo’s 850-member Jewish community, left in a convoy of three buses bound for Split on the Croatian coast. David Kamdi, deputy head of the local Jewish community, said the convoy had guarantees of safe passage.

“There was a lot of crying this morning,” Kamdi said, and the Jews on the buses vowed to return to Sarajevo. “We Jews are part of the Bosnian people. We will never leave,” Kamdi said. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm

US Report: Serbs Worst Since Nazis, Systematic Shelling & Starvation of Bosnian Muslims

Serbs Worst Since Nazis, report says

By: Barry Schweid
The Daily Gazette
21 January 1993.

WASHINGTON – Serbian forces in Bosnia are conducting a campaign of systematic shelling and starvation of Muslims [Bosniaks] that “dwarfs anything seen in Europe since Nazi times,” the State Department reported Tuesday.

“It borders on genocide,” said Patricia Diaz Dennis, assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs.

The 17th annual report to Congress surveyed 189 countries and found abuses in dozens of them, but none on the scale of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav republic whose assertion of independence touched off a brutal ethnic conflict.

Civilians are the primary targets of Serbian military action, the report said. By the end of 1992, more than 1.5 million people were displaced by the war, including an estimated one half of the Muslim [Bosniak] population.

All sides in the former Yugoslav republic are guilty of atrocities, but “the greatest atrocity – the systematic shelling and starvation by siege of large cities – was carried out by Serbian forces, which alone had both the means and the will to carry out such crimes against humanity.”

Written by genocideinbosnia

December 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm